On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and I am afraid that this is one of these times.'
1) A birth certificate normally reflects either the biological parents
, or, whoever was the presumed
father without that presumption being challenged;
2) This birth certificate could and can only be modified upon a court's order that recognizes someone else as the father besides the name in the birth certificate;
3) Back in the 1950s and 1960s, the adoptive fathers sometimes were placed on birth certificates - this is no longer done
. Nowadays, adoptive fathers simply receive a court order which then is valid ALONG with the birth certificate, i.e. the biological father's name on the certificate is OVERRIDDEN by the adoptive order. So if this was done now, this issue would never happen. But this was done back then;
4) However, it is not possible
to modify a birth certificate of an adult. A birth certificate can only be modified while the child is under 18. At this point, it is too late
. I am sorry. No legal method exists to adjust this.
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